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Different Types Of Dementia

November 25, 2020 James 0 Comments

Dementia is a broad term for many different types of dementia. With Alzheimer’s being the most common form of dementia, it’s probably the term you most generally hear. The NHS defines dementia as: Dementia is a syndrome (a group of related symptoms) associated with an ongoing decline of brain functioning. NHS Dementia Guide Dementia symptoms

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Elderly Exercise and Why it Matters – The Complete Guide

November 12, 2020 James 0 Comments

As we get older we’re told it’s important to keep exercising but just what does that mean and how should we be doing it? Elderly exercise is a complex subject and it’s not always clear what you should be doing to look after yourself or your loved one. In this guide, we’ll cover why you

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A comparison of carer shopping cards

November 5, 2020 James 0 Comments

When working with a private carer many people want to provide them with money to pay for expenses and pick up shopping but want to do that in a secure way. There are a number of companies offering solutions to the problem, via prepaid carer shopping cards, that your carer can use to purchase shopping.

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11 Movies About Care

October 29, 2020 James 0 Comments

Listed below are 11 movies that represent aspects of the care industry. Where some focus on the caregiver, others focus on the patients. From our favourites movies about dementia to movies about disabilities. The movies in our list may not all be realistic, but they each do a great job in representing their aspects of

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How to pay Tax as a self employed carer

October 8, 2020 James 0 Comments

Paying tax as a self-employed carer may seem like a huge burden, especially the first time you do it. Fortunately, Her Majesties Revenue and Customs (HMRC, the government body that collects tax) have put a huge amount of work into making it as easy as possible to pay your taxes correctly, first time, no matter

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Enhanced DBS and the Update Service

September 1, 2020 James 0 Comments

As a carer, you will need to have an enhanced DBS check to work. The DBS update service stores your DBS outcome online and keeps is a service that we require from all of the carers working on the platform. However, it benefits you more than just allowing you to work with us. Enhanced DBS

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The complete guide to granny annexes

July 6, 2020 James 0 Comments

The granny annexe is becoming a hugely popular way to care for elderly parents as they age. In this guide, we’ll answer all your questions about Granny Annexes. What options you have, the benefits, the costs and the legalities. Keeping your elderly parents independent and safe with a Granny Annexe can be the solution to

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The Complete Guide To A Care Plan

June 29, 2020 James 0 Comments

What is a care plan? The care plan is a legal document outlining, in an accessible way, the services and support to be provided to the client/patient.  It states what the aims and objectives are, how to treat each issue the patient has, as well as who is doing what, where and when. It will

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A guide to elderly nutrition, how to adapt diets and how to meal plan

June 15, 2020 James 0 Comments

As we age our nutritional requirements can change. It’s common for older people to begin to eat less or change their meal patterns. In this article, we’ll discuss how changes in patterns can be warning signs for other issues, how getting older can present challenges to diets and how you can achieve healthy elderly nutrition

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Cost of Care – The Complete Guide to Paying and Funding Your Care

June 12, 2020 James 0 Comments

Everyone wants to remain at home as they grow, hopefully, gracefully old. As long as this is medically advisable, there is no reason you or your loved one shouldn’t be able to. Budgeting for and financing the costs of home care can be challenging and one of the biggest concerns people have when considering a

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